Renaissance Youth Center
About the Organization:
Renaissance Youth Center seeks to empower at-risk inner city youth to fully maximize their potential as productive and responsible members of society by offering dynamic, team-building education, music and sports programs while instilling the importance of building strong communities. They believe that they can achieve these goals by enriching the lives of students, by filling in some of the gaps that their schools or families in some cases may not be able to fill.
About A-List’s Program with Renaissance:
Starting in 2011, Renaissance has partnered with A-List to provide their juniors with SAT prep. The success of the initial group of students was so impressive, that we have become an ongoing staple in their SAT programming. Each Spring, A-List provides an intensive 24-hour SAT prep course to their juniors, followed by an additional 18-hr refresher course in the Fall. According to Renaissance, the success of this program has now resulted in a waiting list!
DID YOU KNOW…
In Fall 2013, Renaissance students had an average SAT score improvement of 163 points.
Dr. James M.
…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores.
A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers.
This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career.